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Simona Halep reaches finals again with Hungarian Grand Prix win

July 13, 2013 at 12:22 PM

BUDAPEST, Hungary, July 13 (UPI) -- Simona Halep of Romania and Austrian Yvonne Meusburger won Saturday's semifinals matches at the Hungarian Grand Prix and will meet Sunday for the title.

The third-seeded Halep kept her hot streak going with a 6-2, 7-6 (7-1) win over fellow Romanian Alexandra Cadantu, giving her 15 wins in her last 16 matches and her third appearance in a finals match in her last four tournaments.

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Halep lost in the second round of Wimbledon last month, but won her first WTA titles in June at the Nuremberg and Den Bosch tournaments.

Meusburger earned a berth in her second career championship match by cruising past sixth-seeded Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa 6-2, 6-2.

Halep and Meusburger have met three times in the past, all qualifier matches. Halep leads the series 2-1.

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